Compare 2021 Subaru Forester vs. 2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Subaru Forester
2021 Nissan Rogue

2021 Subaru Forester


2021 Nissan Rogue

2.5L 4 cyl


2.5L 4 cyl
182 HP


181 HP
26 city / 33 hwy*

Fuel Economy

27 city / 35 hwy*

Serving Duluth, GA

The Subaru Forester at Subaru of Gwinnett is a car made to handle just about any task you ask of it, and it looks the part, too. A bold and athletic design is a highlight of the 2021 Subaru Forester, which features prominent exterior components such as raised wheel arches and roof rails. But the Subaru doesn't just look the part of an adventure-ready vehicle, it has the performance components to match as well. Sophisticated all-wheel drive and a powerful engine combined with confident handling help the Forester take on the traffic, elements, trails, and more. When you contact Subaru of Gwinnett to schedule your test drive of the Subaru Forester, you'll see that the Forester offers more in the way of performance, style, and cabin design than its rivals, including the 2021 Nissan Rogue. If you want a durable and rugged vehicle that goes anywhere, the Subaru is the better option.


The Subaru Forester at Subaru of Gwinnett comes with one engine for its lineup. All four trim levels get a gasoline engine with a 2.5L capacity. The Subaru's engine creates 182 HP, which exceeds the maximum power output for the 2021 Nissan Rogue. The Subaru gets a CVT automatic transmission as well, and all-wheel drive is standard. The Nissan Rogue has standard front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive is available only if you decide to upgrade.


Scheduling a test drive of the Subaru Forester at our dealership is the perfect way to check out the Forester's unique style. The Subaru Forester has an exterior with a memorable design and functional features such as roof rails. The 2021 Subaru Forester is specially designed with a high ground clearance of 8.7 inches, which gives it more height than the Nissan Rogue. The Subaru's added ground clearance also makes it more adept for trekking through variable terrain. Roof rails are standard on the Subaru, but not on the Nissan Rogue. The Subaru also has adaptive LED headlights, which you won't get as a standard feature with the Nissan. Raised roof rails are added on the second trim level of the Subaru, which also gains fog lights. Both features aren't included with the Nissan Rogue unless you decide to get a higher trim level. More packages are offered to enhance the Subaru's appearance too, including a functional all-weather package with a windshield wiper de-icer. More trims get their own unique appearances on the Subaru, including larger 18-inch alloy wheels for the Sport trim, which has a custom exterior paint color and unique matching interior accents.

Interior Design and Features

The 2021 Forester gives you a 6.5-inch infotainment display to start out with that has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Dual-zone climate control is included as well, and you will benefit from Subaru's full set of EyeSight advanced driver-assist safety aids. The Nissan Rogue does not come standard with dual-zone climate control, and it doesn't include the same comprehensive volume of safety aids to start out with. The second trim level of the Subaru Forester has more features, including keyless entry and a push-button start. A panoramic sunroof is added at the second trim level for a brighter cabin. The Nissan Rogue, on the other hand, does not get a sunroof until the third trim level. While the Subaru gives you a WiFi hotspot with the second trim, you don't get the same feature until the higher-end trims with the 2021 Nissan Rogue. The Subaru also has heated seats and a heated steering wheel starting with the second trim level. Leather seats are standard with the Subaru on the top trim. You'll get a more comprehensive safety package with the Subaru from the first trim up with standard advanced safety aids that include adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and forward collision mitigation.

Contact Subaru of Gwinnett for more information on the 2021 Forester today.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.